Activities in February

For the ultimate winter adventure, head for Scotland’s beautiful mountains and enjoy a fun and exhilarating skiing and snowboarding holiday set amongst breathtaking Highland scenery.

There are five fantastic ski centres in Scotland to choose from, each offering a range of green, blue, red and black runs: Nevis Range, Glencoe Mountain, CairnGorm Mountain, The Lecht or Glenshee Ski Centre.

The snowsports season tends to run between December and April but varies from year to year depending on weather conditions and snow cover. The resorts’ extensive snowmaking facilities allows them to stay open for longer.

Facilities at Scotland’s ski resorts rival the standards of many European resorts and now feature purpose-built lodges which house cafés, bars, shops and toilets. All equipment and clothing can be hired on-site or from one of the independent ski and snowboard hire shops near the resorts.

Each ski centre also offers tuition so you can learn to ski and snowboard or develop your skills in a safe environment under the watchful eye of a fully qualified instructor. Many of the schools offer specialist lessons in off piste, freestyle, race and performance skiing.

Scotland’s ski and snowboarding centres are all within easy reach of the towns and cities across the country and most can be reached in less than three hours from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Many low cost airline carriers fly direct to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness, making ski and snowboarding holidays in Scotland fantastic value for money.